music The Best Boogie-Woogie Songs  

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The best boogie-woogie songs feature toe-tapping sounds that inspire listeners to get up, dance, and leave worries at the club door. But what boogie-woogie music? This genre first took off in the 1920s, and while its style is heavily piano-oriented, it is vastly different from ragtime. Over time, what started off as solely blues piano music evolved to include other instruments. Boogie-woogie saw a huge spike in popularity in the late 1930s. Eventually, interest in the genre waned – though its influence can be heard in some rock and roll artists of the '40s and '50s.

Some of the best-known artists to produce top boogie-woogie songs include Albert Ammons, Clarence “Pine Top” Smith, and, more recently, Jools Holland. From Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra’s “Boogie Woogie” to Jimmy Yancey’s “Yancey Stomp," this list of good boogie-woogie songs is a great place to start putting together a playlist.

Looking to learn more about boogie-woogie? The best way is to listen to the famous tunes on this list. Enjoy the videos, and be sure to vote for all of your favorites!

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters, The Andrews Sisters With Vic Schoen & His Orchestra

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Boogie Woogie Stomp Albert Ammons

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In the Mood Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

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Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

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Barrelhouse Boogie Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons

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Roll 'Em Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

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Pinetop's Blues Pinetop Smith

6 3
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Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade "Lux" Lewis

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Yancey Stomp Jimmy Yancey

4 1
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Yancey's Bugle Call Jimmy Yancey

5 3
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Cow Cow Blues Cow Cow Davenport

4 3
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One O'Clock Boogie Count Basie & His Orchestra

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Screamin' the Boogie Sonny Thompson and His Orchestra

2 1
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Flying Home Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra

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Message To My Son Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

5 5
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Boogie Woogie Man Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson

2 2
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Bumble Boogie Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

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Honeydripper Jools Holland

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Skyliner Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra

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Chicago Breakdown Maceo Merriweather

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Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues Earl Hines and His Orchestra

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